People around Donald Trump are falling either by choice or by being near his circle of venom. Sure, the temporary president has less than two weeks left in his term, but look at what he managed in just one day. Trump is like the great jumping wolf spider, one as large as a mouse. He manages to leap away from consequences while those who supported him are left to pick up the tab, lick their wounds, and drag away the bodies of their dead. Take his conspiracy theory attorney Sidney Powell.
She was able to conjure up in the minds of millions of Trump supporters images of the former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez rising from the dead and rigging Trump’s election loss. Or how about the secret algorithms wrapped inside of the Dominion voting system machines with a Christmas bow for President-elect Joe Biden? That was not all.
Friday Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a defamation lawsuit against Powell in the amount of $1.3-plus billion for damages. It claimed Powell has spread “wild” and “demonstrably false” allegations against their client. For example, she claimed that Dominion was at the very hub of Biden allegedly stealing the election from POTUS.
The corporation sent Powell a cease and desist letter on Dec. 16. It demanded she retract her “wild, knowingly baseless, and false accusations.” Yet, several days after that, she tweeted she was “retracting nothing:”
‘We have #evidence. They are #fraud masters!’
The attorney accused Dominion of giving Georgia officials bribes to win a no-bid contract with the peach state. As proof of evidence, Powell promised to send a video of Dominion founder and CEO John Poulos saying:
‘[C]hange a million votes, no problem at all.’
Of course, she never produced evidence of it.
Attorney L. Lin Wood has worked with Powell on Trump’s multitude of after-election lawsuits. He said he was representing her regarding defamation charges, according to The Washington Post:
‘[This lawsuits attempts] to censor speech or try to intimidate people from telling the truth. I haven’t seen the lawsuit, but I don’t have any concerns about Dominion.’
Dominion’s employees have been “stalked, harassed and received death threats via email, text and phone.” They have also received text messages such as “we are already watching you” and “Come clean and you will live.”
Poulos indicated that he would prefer to take the case to trial versus settle:
‘We feel that it’s important for the entire electoral process. The allegations, I know they were lobbed against us . . . but the impacts go so far beyond us.’
Dominion attorney Thomas Clare is known for his ability to handle defamation lawsuits. He filed against Powell before she sued:
‘[S]he’s been the most prolific and in many ways has been the originator of these false statements. But to be clear, none of this would have been possible without other individuals and without other media outlets that have their own responsibility. And we’re looking at all of them. We’re going to follow this wherever the evidence leads us.’
Powell has been dragging Dominion’s good name through the mud for weeks.
In a 56-page motion for sanctions, attorneys for Detroit, Michigan said that her lawsuit against their client was “full of intentional lies,” baseless accusations, and the Dominion-related conspiracy theory was “perhaps the most baseless, according to The Court Listener.
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